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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Sumburgh

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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Sumburgh Head at the southern tip of the Mainland of Shetland.The lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson in 1821. The light was automated in 1991 and the keepers' houses were converted into holiday accommodation. The lighthouse complex also has offices for the RSPB who look after the bird reserve which surrounds the lighthouse.The Northern Lighthouse Board operate the light, whilst the Shetland Amenity Trust own the site and plan to restore the lighthouse facilities and build a visitor centre. The lighthouse is protected as a category A listed building.
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  • Fantastic place to visit and the amenity trust have done a good job with the restoration and the information. Well worth a visit. However, they have been totally non-commercial and visitor unfriendly ...  more »
  • We are lucky enough to stay 12miles away from Sumburgh Head and we are delighted when the lighthouse is open for the season!!! We go several times throughout the summer. The visitor centre inside the ...  more »
  • lovely place to visit, just be aware that you can not take a car up, although there is limited disable parking at the top so is disable friendly. Great views suitable for all the family , from young t...  more »